Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jan 17, 2007, 9:54 AM   #11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 13
Default

Its too polluted up here to see anything like that :lol:
CptOfGondor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 17, 2007, 10:48 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
bper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 454
Default

Ian - It looks like it didn't change much when it went around the Sun, when you compare the tail with the picture I took on the 11th above. It will be interesting to see if it gets any brighter as it climbs the sky. They say this is the brightest comet in 32 years. It would really be something high up in a dark sky. How long is it visible now? I think it is a dawn object for you guys downunder. Am I right?- Bruce
bper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 17, 2007, 12:12 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Ian Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 393
Default

Hi Bruce they say it's the brightest comet seen here for about 40 years.

Currently very low in the Southwest sky @ sunset about 9.30PM following the sun down but is expected to be visible before early morning sunrise on Saturday morning probably around 5.30AM or earlier.

Cheers:Ian Mc
Ian Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 17, 2007, 8:54 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
jhacker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 161
Default

When it was on this side of the sun It was supposed to be visible in the morning as well, but I went out one morning and didn't see it. It wasn't as bright then either. You folks on the south end of the planet are supposed to get the best views of what the astronomers are calling the Great Comet of 2007. The last one that was this bright came around in 1965. I'd love to see more pics from you folks in the southern hemisphere. Thanks for posting.
jhacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 18, 2007, 2:06 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
errno_gmm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 518
Default

heres my go



shot through a Vixen 900mm telescope
errno_gmm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 18, 2007, 5:23 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Ian Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 393
Default

Very impressive.

Too much cloud this side of the ditch.

Cheers:Ian Mc
Ian Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 18, 2007, 6:36 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
jhacker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 161
Default

Nice shot errno. Was your telescope stabilized at all or on some kind of tracking mount? What was your exposure?
jhacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 19, 2007, 5:23 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
errno_gmm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 518
Default

about 1 second at 200iso, no tracking
errno_gmm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 19, 2007, 10:37 AM   #19
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 15
Default

Here is my contribution. Shot 19 Jan at 9:39pm using a Sigma 50-500 on my DS at F/7.1, 115mm, 15sec, ISO 400 in manual mode. Location was Halls Head, Western Australia.

Greg
Attached Images
 
perigee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 19, 2007, 1:08 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
bper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 454
Default

Greg - Very nicely done. Looks like you guys are getting to see it in a little darker skies then we did. Itset before it gotdark here. I'm jealous- Bruce
bper is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 3:49 PM.